Okay, Olivia Wilde. Here's the deal. If you show up at my door, and, like, REALLY need me to marry you for some reason, I GUESS I could go along with it, you know, for just a little while, and all that. I mean, if you REALLY needed me too, I suppose I could take one for the team.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Monday, February 22, 2010
Family, friends and the police are asking for help.
There are reports from some friends and family members that he had been depressed in the days before his disappearance. He was due to take a flight back to the US on February 16th, but wasn't on it.
Anyone with any information is being asked to call the Vancouver police at (604) 717-2534.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Remember the story of the medical breakthrough that researchers said they'd made, in which a brain-damaged man, thought to be brain-dead, was "communicating" to the outside world?
Turns out not to have been real. They were being scammed.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
From the moment we're born we begin the long, slow process of being dehumanized by society, enemies, friends and, ultimately, time itself. So, might as well have that extra drink, put your underwear on your head and run down the street singing "Bad Romance" at the top of your lungs until the cops shoot you.
The Republican challenging John McCain in an Arizona primary, former talk show hosts J.D. Hayworth, seems to be hinting that President Obama might be an "identity thief."
Let me get this straight... Hayworth is saying that some guy stole the identity of someone named "Barack Hussein Obama" in order to run for president of the United States... Do I have that right?
McCain supporters are sending around a clip of Hayworth's appearance on CNN last night, in which the onetime congressman refuses to flat-out disavow the birther conspiracy movement and even suggests that, in the age of identify theft, questions about President Obama's citizenship are legitimate.
"All I said was this, and I'm responding to what constituents write me about. And they are looking respectively at every office, from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to city council," said Hayworth. "All I'm saying is, for every race cross the country, especially with identify theft in the news, it would be great that people can confirm who they say they are."
The City of West Hollywood in California is expected to pass an ordinance tonight banning the retail sales of dogs and cats. The ordinance is aimed at curtailing inhumane puppy mills that supply animals to retail stories. It contains exemptions for humane breeders and shelters.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I've suffered from chronic tinnitus since 2003. It's a constant noise (a ringing for most people) in your ears that never goes away. Anybody else reading this have it? If you do, how do you cope? Have you discovered treatments/herbs/foods that help? Relaxation exercises? Medical treatments? Share your ideas!
Get ready to have your mind blown.
The entire universe, our entire reality, may be nothing but a hologram -- the result of a physical process in some faraway 2D surface in which our reality only appears to float.
For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector. Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation. In fact, he had even predicted the noise before he knew they were detecting it. According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time," says Hogan.
If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."
The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.
The holograms you find on credit cards and banknotes are etched on two-dimensional plastic films. When light bounces off them, it recreates the appearance of a 3D image. In the 1990s physicists Leonard Susskind and Nobel prizewinner Gerard 't Hooft suggested that the same principle might apply to the universe as a whole. Our everyday experience might itself be a holographic projection of physical processes that take place on a distant, 2D surface.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I totally get all the arguments against the death penalty. And generally, I'd be willing to sign petitions calling for its end. But then I see stories like this, and it reminds me why there's always been a part of me that believes sometimes the death penalty is the only rational answer. When I see stories like this, I want the people who committed those acts to die. Not as a deterrent to others, but just because I cannot help but think such people really do deserve to die. They have sacrificed their membership in the human race.
GREENSBURG, Pa. – Jennifer Daugherty's mom and stepdad didn't press for details when she mentioned she had made some new friends. The 30-year-old had the mental abilities of an adolescent but wasn't the kind to get in trouble, and she was even thinking about getting her own place soon. Police found her body Thursday stuffed into a garbage can in a school parking lot; they say she had been forced to consume detergent and urine — and to write a fake suicide note — before she was fatally stabbed by attackers who also shaved her head and painted her face with nail polish. Six suspects have been charged, including her new "friends."
Daugherty's stepfather said she often traveled on her own by bus from her home in Mount Pleasant to Greensburg, about 10 miles away, for dental or counseling appointments. After she hopped onto a bus Monday, she called her folks later in the day seeking permission to spend the night at "Peggy's" house.
It was the last time she would talk to them.
Daugherty went willingly to the apartment where she was killed about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, according to police, who wouldn't discuss a motive or details on how the visit turned deadly.She was beaten with a towel rack, vacuum cleaner hose and a crutch, and her body was bound with Christmas decorations, an affidavit said. Police said she was fed vegetable oil, medications and spices in addition to soap and urine.
She was stabbed multiple times with an unknown weapon in the neck, chest and head, Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth Bacha said. Authorities said they found the victim's belongings in the building's attic, as well as items that had been used to clean up blood.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
It's been more than a week, but my stomach is just now getting back to normal.
Last Wednesday night when I got home from work, I was rummaging around the kitchen figuring out what to make for dinner but thinking, "Hey, my tummy doesn't feel so hot." Within ten minutes I was thinking about skipping dinner. Within thirty minutes I was aware I was either coming down with some kind of nasty stomach bug or food poisoning.
Turned out to be food poisoning. For the next 12 hours I puked like it was the end of the world. It sure felt like it. I was still going even though there was nothing left -- had to drink water just so I could have something to throw up.
Nasty? You bet. I dipped my toes into the hot tub of hell, my friends, and Satan bit one of my toes off.
Still haven't figured out exactly what the culprit was, but I have some ideas.
A word of thanks to my next door neighbor who was kind enough to run to the store for me to pick up some essentials on hell night. And the next night I discovered the joys of Yummy.com.